By Craig Beilfuss
NORTON SHORES–Mona Shores senior Abram Freye signed his national letter of intent to continue his soccer career at Saginaw Valley State University.
The Wednesday afternoon signing took place in the Hanichen Gymnasium.
Saginaw Valley, a Division II university, is a member of the GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
During his Mona Shores career, Freye had 16 goals and 23 assists as a sophomore and junior. His main position for the Sailors was center midfielder. It is anticipated that Freye will play at the left back position at SVSU.
“Abe is a ‘lead by example’ type of a guy,” said Mona Shores coach William Moulatsiotis. “On the field, he has a magicians dribble, strong smart defense, very high soccer IQ, a rocket shot and is a pleasure to watch and coach.
“He plays the highest level of club,” Moulatsiotis said. “He played club last year before coming back to play with his mates in the blue and white. He’s made a big impact on our program and everyone around him.”
SVSU just concluded its fall season with a 14-0-4 record, 9-0-3 record in the GLIAC. The Cardinals won the GLIAC championship and now will move on to the NCAA Division II tournament.
Freye will be under the direction of four-year mens’ soccer coach Louis Barrow.
After his playing career, Barrow joined the team’s coaching staff and has been part of the successful run enjoyed by the Cardinals.
Freye is the son of Tim and Lisa Freye. He has a 4.2 grade-point-average.